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Holm has held steady as the second-ranked fighter in her division after losing to current champion Amanda Nunes last year, and she'll play the role of gatekeeper against sixth-ranked Irene Aldana, who won three of her four fights during a busy 2019.
This the second in a series of five UFC events scheduled in Abu Dhabi through October 24. The organization has two more UFC Fight Nights planned, then UFC 254 with light heavyweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov returning to face interim champion Justin Gaethje in a unification match.
UFC Fight Night: Holm vs. Aldana will stream on ESPN+ starting at 7:30 p.m. ET on October 3. While UFC pay-per-view matches, like the upcoming UFC 254, normally cost $64.99, every UFC Fight Night event is available as part of a $5.99 monthly ESPN+ subscription.
UFC has committed to holding its events without fans due to the coronavirus pandemic and the organization has least 18 different safety precautions for staff, including advanced medical screenings, regular testing, temperature checks, and social distancing guidelines.
Updated on 10/2/2020 by Kevin Webb: This article has been revised to include details for the UFC Fight Night event scheduled for October 3.
Here's the match schedule for UFC Fight Night: Holm vs. Aldana
Prelims — 7:30 p.m. ET, 4:30 p.m. PT on ESPN+
- Luigi Vendramini vs. Jessin Ayari
- Casey Kenney vs. Heili Alateng
- Loma Lookboonmee vs. Jinh Yu Frey
- Jordan Williams vs. Nassourdine Imavov
- Charles Jourdain vs. Josh Culibao
- Carlos Condit vs. Court McGee
- Kyler Phillips vs. Cameron Else
Main Card — 10:30 p.m. ET, 7:30 p.m. PT on ESPN and ESPN+
- Dequan Townsend vs. Dusko Todorovic
- Germaine de Randamie vs. Julianna Peña
- Yorgan De Castro vs. Carlos Felipe
- Holly Holm vs. Irene Aldana
How to watch UFC Fight Night matches on ESPN+
UFC Fight Night: Holm vs. Aldana will be broadcast live on ESPN and streamed live on ESPN+.
ESPN+ subscribers can watch every UFC Fight Night event live and also gain access to a huge catalog of classic UFC matches and recent highlights. ESPN+ costs $5.99 per month or $49.99 for a full year, and it's available as an app on most mobile and streaming devices. You can also bundle ESPN+ with Disney Plus and Hulu for $12.99 a month. Here's a full breakdown of additional features and details for ESPN+.
Leading up to major PPV events, ESPN+ typically offers a special deal that bundles one UFC PPV fight and an annual ESPN+ subscription for a total of $84.98. This bundle deal gives you an overall discount of $30 if you plan on following the UFC closely for the rest of the year.